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Whitney Houston Laid To Rest

Buried alongside her father in private ceremony...

By Kayleigh Dray on Monday 20th February 2012

Whitney Houston has finally been laid to rest in a private family ceremony.

The 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' star has been buried alongside her father, John Russell Houston Jr., at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey. 

The tragic death of the star, who passed away aged 48, came as a shock to much of the world. However, whilst fans were allowed to watch her star-studded funeral service on television, the burial was a family only event.

The police presence was huge which, to be honest, was probably for the best as crowd control quickly became a relevent issue; fan had lined the route Whitney's golden hearse would travel, shouting out tributes for the musical icon and throwing flowers as her coffin passed by.

Only the day before, the world had watched the likes of Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick bid goodbye to Whitney in a lavish invitation-only "going home" ceremony; yet the event remained very raw for all of those close to her. According to US reports, even the driver of the hearse was seen sobbing as she played Whitney's 'I Will Always Love You' on the drive to the cemetery.

Despite her untimely passing, Whitney is still making headlines; her Greatest Hits Compilation has zoomed its way to number seven in UK album charts, whilst three more of her singles have entered the UK singles charts.

The cause of death is still unknown.

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